Computer Science Expert Witnesses

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What is a computer science expert witness?

Computer science expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in  software engineering, software development, electrical engineeringinformation technology, and/or as a computer forensic expert. A computer science expert witness needs to not only have substantive expertise but must also possess the ability to explain electronic evidence and technology to a judge and jury. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the legal team may request a computer scientist with prior expert witness testimony experience.

What types of cases require a computer science expert witness?

The field of computer science studies computers and computational systems. Computer science sub-fields include artificial intelligencecomputer systems and networks, security, database systems, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theory of computing. Court cases requiring computer science expert witness services can involve intellectual property litigation, such as software copyright, patent infringement, or trade secret disputes. A criminal investigation involving fraud or electronic discovery data can call for a computer forensics expert.

Computer science expert witness case examples

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What litigation support work might a computer science expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a computer engineering expert could include forensic analyses, reverse engineering, authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and jury trial testimony. In addition, a law firm may request a software engineer or programmer for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search around quickly and provide qualified candidates that mirror the specifications set by the law firm. Sourcing software experts and other technology experts for computer patent litigation is a particular area of expertise at Cahn Litigation Services.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a computer science expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Computer Science Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Computer Science experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Computer Science landscape.